Month: January 2014

Did You Know Dental Bonding Can Fix That?

If you’re teeth are stained or discolored, then professional teeth whitening can likely brighten them considerably by erasing tooth stains and whitening your teeth’s structure; but what if a tooth’s stains won’t respond to whitening? If your tooth chips or cracks, then a dental crown might protect it from further damage or infection in the… Read more »

Meet Your Mouth’s Pests

Your teeth, gums, and tongue aren’t the only things that inhabit your mouth. Experts compare the ecology of the mouth to a veritable forest, containing over 600 identifiable kinds of microorganisms, and more that have yet to be classified. Knowing your mouth is teeming with bacteria might be uncomfortable, but you might be relieved to… Read more »

The Reason It’s Called a “Dental Filling”

A dental filling is exactly what it sounds like; a manmade material that Dr. Wright uses to fill a cavity left in your tooth by progressive tooth decay. Describing it may sound simple, but the unique nature of your teeth and how certain materials react make restoring your smile a delicate science. A cavity is… Read more »

Root Canals: Different Solutions to the Same Problem

Contrary to popular vernacular, a root canal isn’t a dental procedure; it’s the channel through which your tooth receives its essential minerals, nutrients, and hydration. Often called root canal for short, root canal treatment (or RCT) involves cleaning and sealing these passages when your tooth’s internal tissues are severely infected. The procedure is a last-resort… Read more »

Sweet Magnolia Fights Bad Breath & Cavities!

How many ways can you fight bad breath? If you’re currently fighting halitosis, then that may be more than just a rhetorical question. Chronic bad breath can plague patients for a number of reasons, but usually stems from poor hygiene and an excess of oral bacteria. Some of the germs in your mouth, mainly the… Read more »

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

In an emergency situation, you may have little time to react. When your tooth suddenly incurs damage, or is accidently knocked out, then time can determine whether or not Dr. Wright can save your tooth, or what remains of its healthy structure. Aside from a traumatic injury, some dental emergencies are long in the making,… Read more »

Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Do you wish your smile were brighter, straighter, and healthier looking, but believe that great smiles are only the domain of the rich and famous? You’re wrong. Teeth and gums are the same for everyone, and even the most fabulous-looking celebrities typically turn to cosmetic dentistry to create the smiles they enjoy. Using the same… Read more »

Past and Present Dental Fillings

The dental filling is one of the more well-known restorations in modern dentistry, and has been a popular option for longer than many people realize. Designed to reinforce a tooth after it’s been treated for an infection, a dental filling serves a number of purposes, like protecting your tooth from further infection and improving its… Read more »

Non-Metal Cavity Treatment

Cavities are the most widespread chronic disease among children and adults alike. In fact, we spoke yesterday about the Global Burden of Disease (2010) study that reported over 35% of the world’s population suffers from tooth decay. If you’re among them, and you’ve had your cavity treated, then there’s a good chance that it was… Read more »

How Many People Have Cavities? Billions Worldwide

If you’ve ever had a cavity, or are suffering from one now, you’re not alone. In the United States alone, over 90% of adults aged 65 and older have experienced at least one permanent cavity in their adult teeth. According to a report published in the Journal Dental of Research, tooth decay is also the… Read more »